Refrigerator Dill Pickles

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Shel Seifert

Also called "Deli Dills Refrigerator Pickles." These are the BEST dill pickles ever! You don't need to can/process these pickles, as they keep in your frig for up 9 - 12 months. This is my most-requested recipe. Everybody LOVES them.

Top Review by jesrn2000

I just made these yesterday so I can't review the taste quite yet but a very simple recipe and they look delicious!! Will post an update in a few weeks!!<br/><br/>Update - I couldn't wait to try them and glad I didn't! (I could only wait a few days!!) These pickles were crisp and fresh, and not too sour or salty. Only changes I made were adding more garlic, since I love it, and adding about a tbsp of peppercorns and a few shakes of red pepper flakes into the mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring brine solution of water, vinegar & salt to a boil, then turn off burner.
  2. In an ice cream bucket, layer dill head(s), garlic chunks, onion slices and cucumbers. Small cucumbers can be thrown in whole. Larger cucumbers should be quartered.
  3. Pour warm (not hot) brine over the cucumbers and place a plate on top to keep the cucumbers submerged. Cover bucker & put in frig. Pickles can be eaten after 5 day. Pickles will last in frig for 9 - 12 months.
  4. NOTE: Other ingredients (such as hot peppers, whole black pepper corns, mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, etc. ) can be added to the ice cream bucket for a different flavor sensation.

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